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Madonna

Calling My Son the N-Word Was ...

'A Term of Endearment'

1/18/2014 1:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0118-madona-GettyMadonna says she had no idea people would take such offense over her use of the n-word yesterday -- even though at 55 she probably should.

Madge released a statement moments ago saying she's not a racist ... and her use of the hashtag "#disni**a" in reference to her son on Instagram Friday was not meant as a racial slur.

Madonna explains, "There's no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention ... It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white."


Madonna adds, "I appreciate that it's a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me."

Translation: I should stay off Instagram.

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106.

Lee    

Gravity!

278 days ago
107.

chucklehead    

Well done Madge, did you forget your son DAVID is black? You are not HIP, using that word does not give you STREET CRED. it makes you seem desperate for attention and wanting to regain your youth. GO AWAY MADGE YOU'RE GROSS!

278 days ago
108.

lcmb    

Only black people can use that word.

278 days ago
109.

cardawn    

Don't like Madonna,,,but reality is the "n" word has no power with the upcoming generation. They use the word all the time with each other. Look at vine. All the minorities have a sense of humor. Asian jokes all over the place. People calling each other typical white chick. This next generation doesn't care about political correctness. They have fun with all the stereotypes and don't take any of it seriously. This nitpicking will die with the baby boomers.

278 days ago
110.

ama    

I can't stand this women, but not due to this. People are way too sensitive.

278 days ago
111.

Deb    

Forgive her for what?

She did nothing wrong. If rappers can use it, so can she.

278 days ago
112.

Starbum    

Looks like a man.

278 days ago
113.

Plastic_Police    

Wow - it's Faye Dunaway's older sister!

278 days ago
114.

NE1    

It was a term of endearment, at least she doesn't have to drag gay people through the mud to get on tmz.

278 days ago
115.

Mr Barcliff    

I MADE COMMENTS YESTERDAY ABOUT WHAT MADDONA SAID TO HER SON, IM A BLACK MAN AND I IN NO WAY FEEL OR HAVE SEEN HER ACT RACIST IN ANYWAY, NOT TO SAY HER HAVING DATED "MANY" BLACK MEN COULD MAKE HER EXCLUDED FROM BEING RACIST BUT, HER OTHER ACTIONS SURE SHOW MADDONA IS THE LAST PERSON WHO IS RACIST SUCH AS HER SUPPORT FOR THE GAY/LESBIAN COMMUNITY WHICH IM NOT A MEMBER OF BUT, CLEARLY MADDONA LOVES ANYONE WHOSE WHO THEY ARE REGARDLESS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND RACE. WHY SHOULD WE ALL FORGIVE HER, ESPECIALLY BLACKS? WELL, SHE SAID SORRY WHICH IS A GREAT START BUT, ALSO HER PAST REFLECTS HER PRESENT. MADDONA HAS A TRACK RECORD FOR BEING DIRECT, IF SHE DIDNT LIKE ANYBODY I DOUBT SHE WOULD CAR WHAT WAS THOUGHT. WAS THE PUBLICITY(OLD SAYING, EVEN BAD PUBLICITY IS GOOD PUBLICITY IF YOUR BEING TALKED ABOUT)! MADONNA HAS BEEN LINKED TO CHRIS ROCK, MJ(SINGER) DEVANTE(OF R&B GROUP JODECI) DENNIS RODMAN AND MOST RACIST DONT DATE RACES OF PEOPLE THEY DONT LIKE(ASIDE FROM HALLE BERRY'S LAST BOYFRIEND AS AN EXCEPTION)! I FORGIVE MADONNA, WE ALL DO THINGS WERE NOT PROUD OF AND SHE HAS ENOUGH MONEY NOT TO CARE AND WE LIVE IN A WORLD WERE SHE HAS ENOUGH FANS WHO WOULDNT EVEN CARE IF SHE DISLIKED BLACKS, AND SHE KNOWS THIS TO. SHE NOT A RACIST AND HOPE SHE NEVER USES THE WORD AGAIN!!!! LGNM

278 days ago
116.

Smackrunner    

You know what when they they stop useing that N word with each other and start respecting each other then maybe the world might do the same tell then shut up please

278 days ago
117.

SNAFU    

Well it was used by white's first wasn't it?

278 days ago
118.

truth123456789    

Using the word to get attention sad well u got it. Your music still suck ass.

278 days ago
119.

Big D    

This IS NOT a racist word. Maybe back a few years, but since the blacks have all adapted the word ****** as a term of endearment , they shouldn't get pissed when people of other racist use it. Maybe it just depends on the content of the use. If I say Over there is my ****** Brad, that's okay, if I say "Hey Shut up ******" then that's wrong. Who gives a damn, it's just a freakin word, if you are that sensitive and your damn feelings get hurt then toughen up ******, and shut the **** up.

278 days ago
120.

anonymous    

With all the other words in the English language to choose from, why use that word at all?

278 days ago
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